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Recommended Reading

I get asked a lot about books, and frankly, I’ve been known to say a time or two “there’s this book you should read...”. So, I decided to comprise a book list. In my opinion, book lists are rarely complete. There’s always new books coming out, books that serve a time...

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Yin for the Lung Meridian

Yin yoga and Chinese Meridian Theory go hand in hand. This is the last post in the series of yin organs - we'll tackle yang organs later this year! We'll look at different yin meridians, what it means when they're out of balance, their functions, and yin poses you can...

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Yin for the Kidney Meridian

Yin yoga and Chinese Meridian Theory go hand in hand. Over the next few posts, we'll look at different yin meridians, what it means when they're out of balance, their functions, and yin poses you can do to support that. Today we target the kidney meridian. Located...

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Yin for the Liver Meridian

Yin yoga and Chinese Meridian Theory go hand in hand. Over the next few posts, we'll look at different yin meridians, what it means when they're out of balance, their functions, and yin poses you can do to support that. Today we target the liver meridian. Located on...

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Yin for the Spleen Meridian

Yin yoga and Chinese Meridian Theory go hand in hand. Over the next few posts, we'll look at different yin meridians, what it means when they're out of balance, their functions, and yin poses you can do to support that. Today, we start with the Spleen. Located on the...

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Yin Yoga for Fall / Winter

Late November, early December is an interesting time of year, especially in Northern Alberta. On the one hand, it can be frigid.. on the other hand, it can be above zero, sunny and warm. I like to call it the time of year where Mother Nature is confused from one day...

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THE FIVE KOSHAS

The first time I ever encountered the koshas, I was enamoured. To think that there were these layers to our body, and that we could travel through these layers to get deeper within ourselves; the idea that we are more than our physical body; the koshas were a perfect...

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Emotions In Yin Yoga

Why does yin stir up emotions? One of my first experiences in a yin workshop, the teacher said to the  group “The issues are in our tissues”.  I’ve taken this into consideration any time I’m working in yin postures. Yin yoga is a very meditative practice.. one where...

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Release And Let Go

A full moon is always an opportunity. It’s not only a time to put your crystals out to recharge (mental note: put my crystals out to recharge), but it’s also a time for new beginnings. So often we become stuck in old anger and resentment, and we let it boil up and...

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